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#436432 - 10/28/10 02:36 PM Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Obese Employee
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http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/weird/article_2c833d0a-c55d-58ec-933b-bebdbf7d4ba0.html

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A Brazilian court has ordered McDonald's to pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds while working there a dozen years. The 32-year-old man said he was forced to sample food products each day to ensure that quality standards remained high because McDonald's hired "mystery clients" to randomly visit restaurants and report on the food, service and cleanliness.

The man also said McDonald's offered free lunches to employees, adding to his caloric intake while on the job. His identity was not released.

The ruling against McDonald's was signed Tuesday by judge Joao Filho in Porto Alegre.

McDonald's can appeal the case. A local company spokesman did not immediately return calls Thursday.



Ok, so, knowing that you work in a fast-food joint where nothing (and I mean nothing) is healthy for maintaining a well-balanced diet and that you have to sample food every day.....is it not your responsibility to control what you eat before and after you work? And shouldn't you be the one to say to yourself "maybe I should get up off my ass and get some exercise?"

It's disgusting how people can sue (and win the case) for their own laziness and lack of initiative to hold themselves accountable for their actions and decisions.

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#436433 - 10/28/10 02:45 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Obese Employee [Re: G.F.V.]
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#436439 - 10/28/10 03:15 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Tank Ass [Re: G.F.V.]
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Welcome to the era of the willing "victim".

And a very Happy Birthday to you!
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#436442 - 10/28/10 04:15 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Tank Ass [Re: G.F.V.]
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I wish that I could get fat and sue Mickey D's for $17,500.
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#436468 - 10/28/10 08:38 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Tank Ass [Re: G.F.V.]
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TANSTAAFL is outdated. Behold the successor:

"TINSTACLFFDABCMYF" (pr. Tinsta-CLIFF Dee-Abick-MIFF) "There is now such thing as company liability for free Double Angus Bacon Cheeseburgers making you fat." I prefer the olden days where if you got free food you said thanks instead of suing. Though has anyone tried an Angus Bacon Cheeseburger? OMG SOOOO GOOD.
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#436476 - 10/28/10 09:22 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Obese Employee [Re: Zsche]
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#436477 - 10/28/10 09:23 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Tank Ass [Re: ArtAche86]
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Thank you, ArtAche86! tiki

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#436481 - 10/28/10 09:47 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Tank Ass [Re: Delta]
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Originally Posted By: Delta
Though has anyone tried an Angus Bacon Cheeseburger? OMG SOOOO GOOD.


I've almost taken up obesity for those burgers. grin

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#436502 - 10/29/10 10:09 AM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Obese Employee [Re: G.F.V.]
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People will look for any reason whatsoever to sue someone these days. I wonder how long before KFC starts getting sued for their Double Down?
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#436507 - 10/29/10 12:12 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Obese Employee [Re: JustinR]
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I wonder how long before KFC starts getting sued for their Double Down?

Is anyone even eating them? I tried one, and that was enough.
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#436512 - 10/29/10 12:47 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Obese Employee [Re: reprobate]
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KFC says it's the best seller they've ever had. It said on the radio that they've sold 250,000 (or 350,000, can't remember) in Canada since it's been available here. Granted, I'm sure most of those are from people curious to see what all the fuss is about. Half of 'em will probably never eat another one. They've been selling out here in Newfoundland.
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#436515 - 10/29/10 12:50 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Obese Employee [Re: G.F.V.]
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Just to play devil's advocate:

I don't know how it is now, or in Brazil, but when I was a teenager McDonald's (the one in my hometown anyway) had a policy of "no outside food" and "no leaving the premises on break." So basically if you wanted lunch you ate McDonalds. Every day.

Sure, it's easy to say the guy should have found another job or whatever, but it's also pretty shitty when you have to find another job because the one you have is force feeding you shit that will give you a coronary.
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#436519 - 10/29/10 01:47 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Obese Employee [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
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#436541 - 10/29/10 02:42 PM Re: Judge Fines McDonald's $17,500 for Obese Employee [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
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But McDonald's has salad. The only way I'd let him off the hook is if they really do "Force Feed" him the worst of the menu. If they threatened to fire him if he didn't try one of every fatty burger style a day and a large fries every hour he'd have a good point, but the article says "he felt" obligated and that's a bit of a legalese red flag. The fact he even mentions that they offered free lunches suggests he was "test-eating" his fat burgers of his own culinary will then having more for lunch. I'd sympathize with the fat version of coal miner's lung, but not, "I was surrounded by all this yummy food all day, they tempted me into obesity!"
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